Winds of Change, by Naomi Levine,

published on Jul 14, 2011, Elephant Journal

The Dalai Lama and the Karmapa at the Kalachakra in Washington DC

When the Dalai Lama made his entrance, the Karmapa walked forward, and the two bowed gently towards each other in a Tibetan gesture of mutual respect and affection. The symbolic image of these two great Tibetan spiritual leaders on a world stage, with the Washington Monument behind them and the U.S. Capitol in front, may have been lost on those unaware of Tibetan politics.

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